Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-03-27

The Samford University Chorale will present a program of American choral music Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. The public is invited free of charge.

Dr. Milburn Price conducts the 45-member choir. The program will open with William Billings' "Chester" and David Moritz Michael's "Hearken! Stay Close to Jesus Christ," and will end with Byron J. Smith's "Worthy to be Praised" and Joseph M. Martin's "The Awakening."

The program will also include sections of four southern folk hymns and three African-American spirituals.

Featured performers on various pieces are Britta Lindborg, soprano; Kathryn Hoppe, harp; Meagan McCollum, oboe; Beth Ann Rice, violin, John Benton drums and congas; Lauren Little, mezzo-soprano; Charissa Dobson, soprano; and Keith Brandenburg, tenor.

Lynda Little is piano accompanist.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.